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Announcements 4.7.17

April 7, 2017



Join us this Sunday morning for worship at  10am|11:15am

Wednesday Night Recovery Ministry

6pm – free meal| 7pm Worship| 8:15pm Small Groups

 Main Street – Hillsville

Baked Potato Bar – This Sunday, following the 11:15am service, there will be a Baked Potato Bar and donations will go to help the Carroll County Girls Soccer Program.

Church Council Meeting – Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6pm at OOTBWC.

Hillsville Town Clean-Up Day – April 22nd from 9am – 12pm. If you would like to volunteer to help, be at OOTBWC at 7:30am and we will walk over to the Government Complex as a group. Contact Brenda Harmon if you have any questions.

His Hands & Feet, our new Senior Ministry in nursing homes, should be ready to go very soon. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please get in touch with Margaret Martin. Text your name & email address to 276-733-8432 or email to

Deputy Curtis Bartlett Memorial 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, June 3rd. Race start time is 9am. All proceeds will benefit the Deputy Curtis Bartlett Scholarship Fund. Packet Pick up at Out of the Box Worship Center 522 Main Street Hillsville Virginia 5-7pm Friday June 2nd and 7-830am the day of the race. No Race Day Registration. Parking at The Carroll County Governmental Complex. Registration Fee is $30.

Register online at the following link:

Growth Track Church 101 Class is held on Sunday mornings at 9am. This is a new member orientation class. There is a sign up sheet at the information desk in the lobby. Contact Pastor Ronnie or Pastor David if you have any questions.

eGive – Secure Online giving is now available for you to use to give your tithe and offerings to Out of the Box UMC. Go to the eGive Website  and register for an account to begin giving online.

Recovery Ministry – Weekly on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6pm with a free meal, worship at 7pm and small groups at 8:15pm.  Children’s Ministry is also available. Contact Pastor Ronnie at If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to help with the Recovery Meal on Wed nights, contact Brenda Harmon at Visit the Recovery Ministry website at The Recovery Ministry could use some donations of clean tupperware, cool whip bowls, plastic sandwich meat containers, etc. to use to send the leftover food from the Recovery Meal home with folks that want it. Bring in your donations and put them in the kitchen area upstairs.


Recovery Inside – We are being welcomed inside the New Rivery Valley Regional Jail in Dublin, VA to work with inmates in Addiction Recovery to help them prepare to get a new start when they are released. We are growing and as this ministry grows our financial needs will grow. You can support this ministry through your tax deductible gifts either by check to OOTBWC and mailed to PO Box 1762 Hillsville Va 24343, or you can give online through eGive at

Grief Support Group – we have a grief support group that meets on Wed evenings at 8pm following the Recovery Worship Service. Contact Amanda Terry for more information.

Homework Hour for any School Age Kids and Youth – Wednesdays at 5:30pm– We are offering a program to help our students get their homework done on Wednesday nights. The Homework Hour will start at 5:30pm and end at 6:30pm. If you have any questions, contact Lauren Roper.

Table Grace Food Pantry &  Clothing Closet – The Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will be open on Saturday, April 15th from 10am – 2pm and volunteers are needed!

The food pantry shelves are up and ready to receive your donations of canned good and non perishable groceries. You can bring them in and place them in the lobby on the left in front of the Crib Nursery.


If you can volunteer to help or have clothing donations, please contact Brenda Harmon. The Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will be open 3rd Sat. of every month 10am – 2pm. Pop-Up Pantries on weekdays will be advertised on Facebook. Here is a link to the Table Grace Food Pantry & Clothing Closet Facebook page:

Art Ministry – OOTBWC Community Creative Studio Upcoming Events

“ Discover the Beauty in You” – Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm Donna Godwin will be leading a creative workshop exploring the beauty of God’s Word within you.

We will need donations of 16 x 20 or larger canvasses, or bring your own-( available at Wal mart.)  Please contact Donna for more info. 276- 733-4763, message me on FB or email me at

“ Unlocking the Heart of the Artist” bible study by Matt Tommey, Saturdays from 10am to 12 Noon

You can purchase this study on AMAZON.  We will begin at 10 AM sharp. Bring your coffee, breakfast, book and sketchpad or journal for notes and doodles.  We will meet upstairs at OOTBWC.

Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm for Bible Study at  OOTBWC. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Contact Kristina Banks at if you have any questions.

Upcoming Youth Events:

Fri, 4/14 Spring Fling – 6pm – 11pm at OOTBWC  – snacks, glow in the dark egg hunt, games, devotions and more

Sat, 4/15 from 12pm – 2pm we will be helping hide eggs, make crafts and play games with the kids during the OOTBWC Children’s Ministry Egg Hunt behind CCMS

Sat, 4/22 – Town of Hillsville Clean-Up Day – 9am – 5pm, meet at OOTBWC

Sun, 4/23 – District Youth Rally – Mt Olivet UMC in Galax from 5:30pm -7:30pm – Games, Food, Music and more

Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings during both services at 10am and 11:15am

  • Nursery – Crib Nursery is located in the lobby of the worship center for babies. Nursery is available during both morning worship services for parent use.
  • Toddler Nursery – “Peeps” is located upstairs and is for toddlers up to Kindergarten. Toddler Nursery is available at both services.
  • Children’s Church/Loft for K – 5th Grade – meets during both services upstairs over the worship center.

*Children will be signed in and out in their classrooms.

Evan Nester is looking for people called to serve in Children’s Ministry, there is a sign up sheet in the lobby at the Information Desk, if you are interested. Also, please contact Evan Nester at


Christian Gomez – Out of the Box Worship Center is sponsoring a child through Compassion International. It takes $38.00 a month to provide needs such as food, medical care, schooling, and most importantly providing God’s Word! A box is located at the Information Desk in the lobby with a picture of our child! We can write and send letters to him! We welcome you to drop loose change, a dollar, or whatever amount you would like to to help us meet our monthly goal of $38.00. If you have any questions please see Leigh Anne Smith or Ronnie G Collins. We are excited to add yet another outreach ministry and help those in need and provide God’s word in Guatemala!


Change for a Dollar – Give one dollar each Sunday to the “Change for a Dollar Missions Fund”. The funds will be used to help transients, homeless, addicts, anyone who needs a little help. There will be a small envelope in the bulletin packet to use to put your dollar in and place it in the offering.

Providing Rides for Cancer Patients – The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport Cancer Patients to and from treatments. Here is more information.

People are needed to Serve are needed in all ministry areas at Out of the Box Worship Center. Check the Opportunities to Serve  page on the website.

Facility Use – if you would like to reserve the Worship Center, contact Cathy Sizemore at

Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at

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